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Loot Rascals Review

Based on the title alone, you’d think that Loot Rascals is all about the loot. (And rascals, if you want to be pedantic about it.) For that much, it’s true, but the game is also difficult, esoteric at times, and damn hard to put down. It combines a lot of odd parts into a surprisingly […]

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Bill Nye: Science Guy At SXSW 2017

Bill Nye: Science Guy tells the story of Bill Nye, the guy you probably best known for starring in a PBS series that ended every episode with an objectively nerdy parody of a famous pop song. He spent five years doing this, educating the youths of yesterday (and the adults of today) on topics like […]

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Power Rangers Review

Power Rangers is a mystery. First off, how does it exist? That’s bonkers. But also, how does it work? It manages to be innovative, progressive, and just the right amount of referential and reverential at the same time. It’s far from a perfect film—it’s biggest problem is caused precisely by that Megazord-sized ambition—but it gets […]

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Iron Fist Season 1 Review

Maybe we shouldn’t be surprised. At this point, we know that Marvel’s continued success is almost equal parts casting and production. When they align like with Guardians of the Galaxy‘s Chris Pratt/James Gunn combo, it’s beautiful. When things fall apart from a coupling made in heaven and descend into passability like with Ant-Man‘s Edgar Wright/Peyton […]

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Beauty And The Beast Review

Just the same as the hairy, fanged half of titular couple, Beauty and the Beast is a tough nut to crack. Standing on its own, this is a movie that succeeds at quite a bit. It’s beautiful, it sounds a treat, and it has some damn good casting. But as soon as you size it […]

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